Govt must right wrong policies to contain goods prices

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FINDINGS of a study that the government earlier commissioned appear to have corroborated the public perception that prices of essential goods such as rice, potato and onions often go through the roof because of the manipulation of the market, by way of hoarding that creates an artificial shortage, by millers, wholesalers and traders in the […]

Bangladesh a golden investment destination: Chinese ambassador

Bangladesh a golden investment destination: Chinese ambassador

Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming. — BSS Photo Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has recommended Bangladesh as a golden investment destination to potential Chinese investors. Speaking at a webinar, he said that China witnessed an annual growth rate of 2.3 per cent in the last year and Bangladesh achieved an even higher growth […]

Market manipulation raises rice price: minister

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Rice millers and wholesalers are manipulating rice price by stockpiling the staple as the government failed to take timely measures to keep the rice market under control, agriculture minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said on Tuesday. He made the comment at a workshop where a government-commissioned study revealed that millers and wholesalers manipulate the prices of […]

H1 farm loan release up 18pc

H1 farm loan release up 18pc

A file photo shows a farmer threshing paddy on the outskirts of Dhaka. Farm loan disbursement by banks increased by 18.31 per cent or Tk 1,977.2 crore year-on-year in the first half of the current fiscal year 2020-2021 as farmers began cultivation of rabi crops after being hit hard by excessive flooding during monsoon.— New […]

Government procures 9,572.87 tonnes of Aman rice in Rajshahi division

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The government has, so far, procured around 9,572.87 tonnes of Aman rice during the current procurement drive contributing a lot towards ensuring food security amidst the pandemic situation. As part of the nationwide ongoing Aman rice procurement drive, the government has procured the food grain from all eight districts in Rajshahi division. Raihanul Kabir, regional […]

Bangladesh economy averts COVID-19 setback: PM

Bangladesh economy averts COVID-19 setback: PM

Sheikh Hasina Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said that special measures taken by her government in view of COVID-19 pandemic to protect people’s lives and tackle the economic crisis have helped Bangladesh escape the ongoing global financial setback. ‘Government’s special measures in tackling the crisis rendered by the deadly coronavirus have kept the country’s […]

President for end to corruption, drug abuse

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President Abdul Hamid on Monday urged all to work unitedly irrespective of opinions and party affiliations to build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ by combating corruption, drug abuse, terrorism and extremism from the country as he addressed the maiden Jatiya Sangsad session of 2021.  ‘We have to work more unitedly to combat corruption, drug abuse, terrorism and […]

Unfair teacher recruitments plague Bangladesh higher education

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Appointment of teachers at public universities often depends on political considerations or personal connections instead of merit, for which under-qualified candidates are recruited, senior university teachers said. According to them, vice-chancellors or influential teachers using their political clout mount pressure on selection committees and syndicates for the appointment of candidates of their choice as teachers […]

AWD method saves 30pc irrigation water in boro cultivation

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Expanded adoption of Alternate Wetting and Drying irrigation method during boro rice farming can save minimum 30 per cent irrigation water along with considerably increasing rice output. Talking to BSS, Md Abdul Mazid, who got Independence Award 2018 Medal in food security category, said adoption of the simplest and lowest cost technology also helps farmers […]

Govt must not let rice market be volatile

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A LOW government stock of food grains, especially rice, and a syndicate of millers and wholesalers appear to have caused a worrying increase in rice prices for more than eight months. The food grain stock, as New Age reported on Monday, came down to five lakh tonnes when 10 lakh tonnes is considered optimal. The […]